HIV/AIDS Counselling

Start: Nov 27, 2023
End: Dec 1, 2023
Venue: Lusaka - Zambia
Duration: 1 week
Statement of Need

Counselling someone about HIV/AIDS and someone affected by HIV/AIDS is different from other types of counselling. The goals of HIV/AIDS counselling are to promote behaviour change to prevent HIV infection and its transmission to other people and to give psycho-social support to those whose lives have been affected by HIV. Therefore, the counsellor is referred to as an HIV/AIDS counsellor. An HIV/AIDS counsellor must be comfortable discussing sexual practices of men, women and young people, discussing death and dying, be able to recognize and accept people who have different opinions/values than their own, be non-judgmental, have thorough HIV/AIDS knowledge, be empathetic, be aware of resources to which he /she can refer the client when necessary, and be able to deal with the emotional challenges and stress.

Who Attends

HIV/AIDS counselling committee members within organizations, HR practitioners.

How participants will benefit

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Define counselling;
  • Identify goals of HIV/AIDS counselling;
  • Explain qualities and basic skills of an effective counsellor;
  • Explain importance of confidentiality;
  • Explain essential concepts of HIV counseling;
  • Describe the HIV Counsellor’s roles and tasks;
  • Identify the stages of counselling process and corresponding skills;
  • Practice counselling skills;
  • Describe steps in the behavior change process.

US$ 1150 to cover tuition and training materials only